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8:40 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss Asheville Citizen Times

The Asheville Holiday Parade, lots of theater, and a couple of new movies top Tony's list of things to do.

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Arts and Culture
7:36 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Local author Tommy Hays' new book explores grief, family in Asheville

Tommy Hays will read from and sign copies of What I Came to Tell You Nov. 23 at 3 pm at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva.

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Arts and Culture
6:10 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Asheville Resident Honored with NC Award

John Cram is receiving the state's highest civilian honor this week, the North Carolina Award for Fine Arts.
Credit Erin Brethauer, Asheville Citizen-Times / ebrethau@citizen-times.com

A Western North Carolinian has been awarded the state's highest civilian honor.  The North Carolina Award for Fine Arts was presented  to John Cram of Asheville at a banquet in Durham. David Hurand spoke with John Cram about the award.

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Station News
12:00 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Chip Kaufmann Celebrates 30 Years at WCQS!

Chip Kaufmann back in the day.

WCQS classical music host Chip Kaufmann celebrates his 30th year with the station November 21st.

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Arts and Culture
1:11 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Friday at 2: A French Feast for Winds

Kate Steinbeck, Director of Pan-Harmonia

Join us Friday at 2 for another performance from our studios. This Friday, it's a French Feast for Winds with musicians from Pan-Harmonia.  We'll hear colorful and seldom-heard works for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn by French composers Darius Milhaud, Vincent D'Indy, and Albert Roussel.

Dick Kowal will be your host Friday at 2.

http://www.pan-harmonia.org

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Economy
9:41 am
Mon November 18, 2013

US Airways/American and the Future of Charlotte Hub

Credit Creative Commons

The apparent reversal by the U.S. Justice Department to approve the merger of American and US Airways includes a commitment to keep one of the new airline Hubs in Charlotte. The agreement, if finalized, will create the the largest airline in the world.  David Hurand spoke with Brookings Institution Senior Research Associate and Associate Fellow, Adie Tomer about the merger and what it may meqan for smaller regional airports, including Asheville Regional Airport.

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Arts and Culture
8:35 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

The Asheville Symphony Orchestra concert at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium tops Tony's list of things to do. Also high on his agenda,  singer Amy Grant performs at the University of North Carolina Asheville and  there's a CD release party to benefit Manna Food Bank.  Guitarist Johnny Marr performs at the Orange Peel, and comedian Joe Zimmerman takes the stage for two nights of  humor.  The highly anticipated French film Blue is the Warmest Color is on the big screen.  Lots to do, so little time.

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Arts and Culture
6:04 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Not Your Grandmother's Scrabble

Friendly reminders.
Credit Greta Johnsen / WCQS

It’s 8:30 on a Saturday morning, and the main room of the Asheville Senior Center is buzzing with conversation. People are walking in, carrying the cymbal bags that drummers use, greeting one another like they’re long lost friends.

No, it’s not a drumming circle, though that’s perhaps just as likely in Asheville.

This is the 2013 Asheville Scrabble Tournament, and it’s serious stuff.

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Arts and Culture
3:45 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Friday at 2: The Lovestruck Suckers

This Friday at 2 join us for another program from our performance studio as Lovestruck Suckers join Dick Kowal to play and talk about their music.  Made up of singer-songwritier Silas Durocher and members of the Opal String Quartet (Mariya Potapova, violin; Kara Poorbaugh, viola, and Franklin Keel, cello) Lovestruck Suckers' music explores themes such as heartbreak, love, and how to find beauty and motivation in a capricious world.

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Politics
4:42 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

NC Congressional Delegation May Lose Clout

NC Congressman Howard Coble

The  recent announcement by Representative Howard Coble that he won't seek re-election may have an impact on the clout of the North Carolina delegation to Congress.  It may also serve to enhance the influence of 10th District Representative Patrick McHenry. David Hurand spoke with High Point Enterprise reporter Paul Johnson about Coble's decision.

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